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Once upon a when, we've had a data breach (maybe).
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If you've visited the forum at any time after November 18, 2020, you will have seen the message about a supposed data breach that may have exposed passwords. I know you will have seen it because, until today, there was a big general announcement right at the top of the everything.
Seeing how it's been nearly 18 months since that, with no further alarms getting rung, and how everyone has had 758,214 opportunities to take a minute to think about the security of their passwords, I've taken that notice down.
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In this time of time, EDUCATE thyself!

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In this time of time, EDUCATE thyself!

Post by DerGolgo » Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:44 pm

A friend brought this to my attention:


Their gimmick being:
Access 2500+ Online Courses from 140 Institutions. Start Today!
Those institutions include outfits like Harvard, Princeton, and Berkeley.
Many (all that I have yet looked at) are free to watch/listen, you only get charged for a "verified certificate".
So if you just wanna educate yourself, rather than acquiring marketable skills specifically to market them, this is withing pissing distance of hte mother lode. Many courses involve quizzes, to check you paid attention during the lecture. The course on vaulted structures I've got running right now, it comes with bloody calculus exercises.

I used to love, passionately, iTuners U. Which was where educational materials had been collected on iTunes. But they cancelled that a few years ago, and finding a a lecture on an arcane subject, presented by qualified academician, involved digging through hundreds of podcasts, and whatever I found would not be curated, obviously.
So this makes me very happy, and I hope you happy by it, too!

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Re: In this time of time, EDUCATE thyself!

Post by Bigshankhank » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:43 am

I remember when MIT released their free online learning courses, back in maybe 2003-2004? I ran through a few of them myself since I had just moved to Florida and had nothing better to do with my time. They were tough. Still, this is something I wish more people would do with all of this free time, rather than post up constantly about how many bells they need in order to buy some flowers in Animal Crossing.
It's time for Humankind to ditch the imaginary friends of our species' childhood and grow the fuck up.

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